SULLIVAN — The annual Sullivan Daze festival is canceled this year, with plans to return in 2022.
A post on the Sullivan Fire/Rescue Facebook page explained that the reasoning for the cancellation came down to the timing it takes to plan the event.
“This event takes several months of planning and organizing in order for it to be successful like in years past. We were in hopes that the COVID-19 restrictions that were in place would be lifted in time for us to plan the event, however that was not the case,” the July 15 post reads.
The all-day celebration is put on by the town’s volunteer firefighters and includes a parade down Taunton Drive and fireworks over Taunton Bay, according to the town’s website.
“The decision to not have the event this year did not come lightly. We, as a department, decided that it [was] best to wait until next year so we can ensure that we can put on a fun-filled and safe day for everyone.”